Water games are an easy way to keep the kids entertained—and cool—this summer. From a simple water balloon toss to fancier DIY fun like sprinkler Twister, these outdoor games are sure to please all ages.
As pools, lakes, and beaches are beginning to reopen along with a slate of health and safety restrictions, why not keep it simple and get creative at home with backyard water games that are fun for the whole family? Read on for our favorites—and you can also download this free printable with all 25 top water games for kids.
Need more free and cheap activities for the kids this summer break? Our family started a Boredom Busters jar: a painted Mason jar full of ideas to keep them busy (and tired out). Anyone complaining of boredom can open it and pick out an activity. Many of the ideas come from the Mommy Poppins' 100 Summer Play Activities List and Free Summer Fun Ideas. But their absolute favorites are the water games for splish-splashy, low-key summer fun.